Just look at this baby:
For those of us who hate the button-laden current Kindle, that is The Dream!
But wait! Is it really a nightmare?
Look at the video after the break!
The thing about the Kindle for Android software is that page shifting is done by showing pages sliding across the screen.
That animation is not something eInk handles very well.
In fact, look carefully in the video below. Is that acceptable to you? Can put up with that or is an all-touchscreen Kindle 4 worth waiting for instead?
It’s also evident the UI elements are not exactly scaled correctly. At least to my non-tablet-owning eyes, the top bar seems a bit thin. Also notice sometimes a swipe should be used instead of a tap for page navigation. Update: Bleary morning eyes and I needed to rip the vid for better resolution. Shadow from the bezel tricked my eyes. The UI is fine.
That’s not exactly an immersive reading experience.
We’re all still waiting to see Aldiko run on this. And perhaps a good PDF viewer too.
And it’s still not a plug-and-play rooting process. So unless you have mad Android skills or a desperate desire for a rooted Nook Touch and are confident you will not brick your device, wait for an easy method to be developed.
To stay up to date on rooting developments, these three forum threads should be monitored:
Why No Flood Of Rooted Nook Touch?
Rooted Nook Touch Mention
Let The Nook Touch Rooting Begin!
First Video Of Nook Touch Hidden Web Browser
Nook Touch Has Hidden But Functional Web Browser
First Photo: Website On Nook Touch Hidden Browser